SDN deploys Nokia’s network services platform

Nokia said SDN Communications, a business-to-business broadband service provider in the South Dakota and southern Minnesota region, is set to deploy its Network Services Platform (NSP) to provide dynamic control and management of services throughout its IP and optical networks.
Nokia 7750 Service RouterNokia said its NSP solution will help drive efficient operations and enhanced service quality, using multi-layer coordination to enable SDN to quickly respond to fast-changing customer demands like the eventual rollout of 5G services.

The Nokia NSP, a software defined networking platform for multi-vendor management of IP routing and optical transport assets. unifies service automation, network optimization and assurance in a single integrated software platform, to deliver on-demand network services cost effectively.

SDN Communications uses Nokia NSP in order to cut operating costs because it is a single, powerful management and control platform that supports common tools and practices across and between IP and optical network layers and network domains.

The Nokia NSP ensures a high quality experience for every user and application by providing tools, operating at multiple layers, to visualize, analyze and troubleshoot the network. Root causes of issues can be established and resolved quickly. Network engineers can reconfigure the network before a problem causes service degradation.

Mark Shlanta, CEO for SDN Communications, said: “SDN has long been a Nokia IP core and edge router customer and, most recently, we have expanded the work to include the deployment of a next-generation Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing network based on the Nokia 1830 Photonic Service Switch platform.”

Sasa Nijemcevic, head of Network Automation for Nokia’s IP/Optical Networks business, said: “In modernizing SDN’s IP and optical network, the most important requirements were to reduce operation expenditures, improve network resilience and enhance their customers’ experience.”